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Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

James Rooney 20th February 2017

I am now in my final month of working for the Legal Resources Centre and Rhodes University as the Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Fellow for 2016. This fellowship has been an incredible experience. After taking courses last year in Oxford which covered South African human rights and non-discrimination jurisprudence, the opportunity to actively engage […]

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Social Rights in the New Economic Architecture of the European Union

Olivier De Schutter and Paul Dermine 13th February 2017

What started in the United States as the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 led the European Union to fundamentally rethink its socio-economic governance tools, calling into question the balance between the economic and the social dimensions of European integration.  The sequence of events is well known. The financial crisis rapidly turned into a sovereign debt […]

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Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Srujana Bej 3rd February 2017

Since 1951 India’s Public Distribution System (PDS) has operated as a safety net for millions of poor households. The System provides fixed quantities of food grains at affordable prices. In recent times, PDS has become contingent on Aadhaar-based vetting of right-holders. This has left some of the most vulnerable right-holders unable to access affordable food. […]

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Socioeconomic rights researchers, advocates and practitioners gather at Åbo Akademi University

Ndjodi Ndeunyema 27th January 2017

Through this blog, I share what I have learned from recently attending a week long advanced course on the justiciability of social, economic and cultural rights (SECR). The annual course forms part of the Global School of Socio-economic Rights and is organised by various institutions. It has been hosted at the Institute of Human Rights at […]

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Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

Iago Morais de Oliveira 13th December 2016

From 7 to 17 March 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited three Brazilian states and the Federal District in order to assess and highlight the current challenges faced by indigenous communities. As a result of these visits, the UNHRC produced a report released on August 8 2016 concerning […]

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